21 Ways to Raise Money for Your Business

Too often, startups lock themselves into thinking that there are only a few ways to raise capital. But that’s not true. There are plenty of different ways to raise money if your business if promising and if you’re creative. VCs and angel investors might have certain...

Why Do You Want to Start a Business?

This is a question I try to ask all startups that hire me at the very beginning. And while some startups know right away why they’re doing what they’re doing, a few struggle to answer. Having seen hundreds of startups in their birthing stages, I think the answer to...

Book Review: Startup CEO by Matt Blumberg

When I read Startup CEO by Matt Blumberg, it made me think about a question that often comes up when I think about startups. Namely, what is a startup? Matt Blumberg is the CEO of Return Path, a company with more than 400 employees. The majority of CEOs that I work...

Book Review: Peter Thiel’s Zero to One

Peter Thiel’s new book Zero to One flies in the face of startup dogma and convention. He’s skeptical of the lean startup method. He loathes optionality. He mocks the green energy movement’s breeziness and lack of substance. But that’s the point. Most startups aren’t...